Welsh Firefighter Challenge

On Saturday, June 3rd 2023, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will be competing in the Welsh Firefighter Challenge, a regional race of the British Firefighter Challenge.

The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a set of tough physical and mental tests, undertaken in full structural fire kit, which are designed to showcase the skills and strength of firefighters.  The Welsh Firefighter Challenge isn’t just a day for firefighters to test their strength, endurance and skills, it’s also an opportunity to come together as a community, to support and celebrate each other’s achievements and to highlight their continued professionalism and dedication in keeping their communities safe.

As well as providing a day of entertainment for firefighters and their spectators, the Welsh Firefighter Challenge will also be raising important funds for The Fire Fighters Charity, which offers specialist and lifelong support for members of the fire services community throughout the UK.

Watch Manager Dominic Norcross, one of the Challenge’s main organisers, said:

“This will be a fantastic day for firefighters across Wales and further afield to get together and to enjoy some friendly competition.  We currently have firefighters from Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany registered to compete on the day and we look forward to welcoming them all.”

The Welsh Firefighter Challenge 2023 is open to current and retired firefighters and will take place in Castle Square, Swansea.  The first race will start at 10am and registration is now open.